Every Monday I wander into the store, or UFC, or into a friend and the question of the day is always “What did you do over the weekend? Did you have fun?”. Every time I get asked that, my mind goes completely blank and I have to think REALLY HARD about what in the world I did the previous day. My brain… it’s getting old!
Saturday, I took a shower early and got dressed (minor miracle) and went to Costco, Kohl’s, and Sprouts. Came home and we all jumped into the car to go to the really really long Taekwondo ceremony. The kids already did their board breaking a week earlier but they had to test on their kicks and poomsaes. It went very well but we did this one another time last year and it took hours. HOURS. And I brought no snacks. I think I blanked out that day from my mind and when we came jogging in from the rain and sat down, it sort of came back to me. Five hours long! Never ending sappy music!
It wasn’t as bad as I’m making it out to be. It was a really long event though but I totally have a crush on Master Kim so I will forgive him. When they moved into the ceremony portion of the event, someone turned on the sappy music (cue: Bette Midler & Mariah Carey) and my Mom and I started swaying with our hands in the air. Luckily we were in the back of the room but we were able to get two other parents to dance with us. A few minutes later, we noticed Master Kim on the stage… alllll the way up in front and he waved to us and then put his hands up and started swaying back and forth, making fun of us. haha – Nice one, Master Kim!
So it was long but it’s done. The kids advanced to a green belt and senior brown belt. GG even got a huge trophy which only 5 were given out for Best Poomsae out of 100 kids or so. We were very proud of him. He is very dedicated, does well in school (brings in his papers), and always pays attention in class and is quiet and listening so I think Master Kim has a soft spot for the guy!
Here is the five hours, drilled down into 11 minutes. There are some cool performances after you get done watching my kids. Then it goes back to my kids again, so you can stop watching after that! I won’t mind, promise.
Sunday, I went to the store and got food for our Oscar party. Sammie (actually Sharon, my MIL) thought it would be fun to dress up and walk the red carpet at home. It was fun, and a great idea. I spent a few hours cooking some recipes that I had wanted to try…
SCD Cheese crackers – I need to do it again, they were a little oniony
Pork, covered in garlic, marjoram, honey, with orange juice in the bottom – Pretty good, I want to try in the crock pot
Coconut Vanilla cookies – Yum, a little dry but everything with coconut flour seems a little dry. I couldn’t make almond flour chocolate chip cookies because I would have scarfed them down and that would have been bad!
Brussel Sprouts with bacon. Enough said.
Roasted veggies. A salad. Fruit.
It was all good. MIL brought over yummy appetizers too.
Here I am in my Homecoming dress, circa 1997, and then yesterday (on the right, obvs) and with the picture a little blurry (thanks Sam) and I actually really like how I look. I got ready in five minutes, threw my hair up in a clip and put two bobby pins in it to pretend it looked fancy and put on some eye-liner. My glasses were still on (I took them off for this picture) because my eyes have been killing me lately if I keep my contacts in. I promptly put an apron over my dress and relaxed since it’s all about the picture (proof) that it happened, haha.
My family looked nicer. They are adorable. Sam was wearing an older dress of mine too, pinned.
The husband (not pictured) got 21 correct Oscar guesses out of 24 categories. I was at 12/24, I think. No one else fared much better. He subscribes to Entertainment magazine so I blame that.
I thought Pink was amazing. I need to get a copy of her song. It was beautiful.
All in all, it was a fabulous weekend! What did you do?